sound effect in all those great 70's funk songs?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Matt R Miller, May 16, 2004.

  1. Matt R Miller

    Matt R Miller

    Apr 27, 2003
    I'd really love to know what this is. It just may be some sort of synth pedal, but I'm not sure. If I had to describe the sound of the effect with a word it would be "bow" (rhymes with wow). sorry for the lack of info.
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings

    Probably a Mutron III or Electro Harmonix Bassballs. If it really sounds like a synth it was a synth... no synth pedals in the 70's;)
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    That's right - things like Rose Royce's "Love don't live here..." Tom Browne's "Funkin' for Jamaica" etc. - the bass line was played on a keyboard synth and there are lots of those from the 70s.